Ronald Renne BA (Hons)
Ronald Renne moved into the role of Chairman of the Board in February 2014. Mr. Renne has guided the company from inception and through its change of management and has been instrumental in cementing the new board and senior management members into a unified and focused unit. He has over 10 years of experience in the banking sector and managing information technology resources. Mr. Renne has strong African and European ties that have contributed to his excellent understanding of business, culture and language in West Africa - a significant asset to the company. He has worked at HFC bank in London and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Mr. Renne graduated from the Manchester Metropolitan University in 2000, with a BA Hons. He is also qualified in all aspects of retail banking, which allowed him to practice banking services in the United Kingdom.
Trevor Pickett B Econ (Hons)
Trevor Pickett was appointed to the board in July 2015 and is also the Chief Operating Officer of Blox, Inc. He is responsible for day-to-day operations, including compliance reporting, budgeting, ongoing funding and investor relations. Mr Pickett’s role also includes the development of Blox, Inc.’s interests in software as a service, smart technology and sustainable energy. Born in Africa, Mr Pickett has a keen interest in the development and prosperity of the continent and its people. He holds an Honours Degree in Economics and Commerce and has a strong marketing and customer relations background that draws on over 25 years of experience in business, as both a founder and director of successful companies in Australia. Mr. Pickett also currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer of Ashanti Sankofa, Inc. - a TSX:V listed company.
Nancy Zhao CPA, CGA
Nancy Zhao is a Certified Professional Accountant with over seven years in both public and private companies. Ms. Zhao has experience in accounting and finance for various industries including mining, realtor development, property management, sports entertainment, marketing and farming. She is currently Manager of Financial Reporting with Samina Capital Ltd. in Vancouver, BC.
N’Famoussa Kaba LLB.
Mr Kaba is the resident Director of Blox Guinea Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Blox, Inc. He is the in-country agent for the Mansounia project in Guinea and has been associated with this concession since 1997. His rich professional experience and the development of his expertise in management, negotiation, administration and marketing enable him to act as an interface between Blox and the Guinean stakeholders (the Administration, the community and several institutions). As a Guinean and having lived in several West African countries, Mr Kaba has a willingness to further the development of his continent, especially his country, through economic and social development, which drives him to be an active member of the West African entrepreneur network since 1997, the Chamber of Mines since 2008 and the Economic and Social Council of Guinea since 2015.
Before his passion for the mining sector and after his university studies in Law and Administration, Mr Kaba successively held the position of General Manager of SALGUIDIA (an agro-industrial company) and then became President of the USAID Foundation for Agricultural Investment and Marketing. Currently, N'Famoussa Kaba is more involved in the economic development of his country through the mining sector where he oversees his partners in their different projects, including the implementation of corporate social responsibility for mining projects.
Corporate Branding & Design
Jason Bamford has contracted with internationally recognized design firms including 'Design Continuum' in San Francisco where he was a part of the design and engineering team delivering product design services to high-profile Silicon Valley clients and numerous international manufacturing firms. Mr. Bamford began his own design consultancy, BAMford | design, in Vancouver, BC, where he provides top-level branding, design, and marketing programs for clients across many industries, with a core focus on the renewable energy and resource sectors. With an extensive client list from across all industries, BAMford | design delivers modern, high-impact, and highly effective branding campaigns via corporate identity design, advertising, web design, marketing collateral, and corporate presentations. Mr. Bamford holds a Bachelor of Design Degree, with a Major in Industrial Design, from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, BC.